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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A 19-year-old student who was missing since October last year has been found dead in a Georgia mall.

Man had been previously reported missing on October 8 by a family member, but she returned home shortly after a missing person case was assigned to an investigator, according to the release.

But then Man "ran away again", her family said, though they didn't report her second disappearance, police said.

Following her disappearance, no additional missing persons report was filed, according to police.

She was last seen on November 20th, picking up a paycheck from a store at a different mall.

This story first appeared in the New York Post and republished with permission.

At the time Man was found her body was described as "being in an advance state of decomposition", according to the incident report filed on December 21. However, she did not enroll in the spring semester classes.

Investigators said the death has not been ruled a homicide, but added in a press release that "the circumstances surrounding her death are still being investigated". She was a student at Georgia State University.

Man's body was first discovered December 21 around 11 a.m. EST by a mall maintenance staff during a routine check. "We don't know exactly how she died", said Corporal Michele Pihera with the Gwinnett County Police Department.

"What's suspicious about this case is the cause of death has not been determined".

"It's probably not a great reflection of the current private owners of the mall", Jace Brooks, a local county commissioner, told an Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist. On Jan. 2, police urged the public to help identify the victim and sorted through tips before identifying Man.

A detective is looking into Silling's activities and acquaintances leading up to her death.

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